Factsheet – Labour in Palestine

Testimony: “I arrived at the gate this morning in order to go to work. However, when I pressed the intercom there was no answer. I kept pressing the intercom for an hour…I then called Qalandiya [checkpoint] and was told that the gate was not working and that the [Israeli] Border Police would come to open … Continue reading Factsheet – Labour in Palestine

Palestinian workers’ rights in Israel

4 November 2012 / +972mag.com / From factories to farms, labour union champions rights of Palestinians in Israel Nazareth - Security cameras and a heavy metal door secure the otherwise inconspicuous apartment. This is the office of the Arab Workers Union in Israel (AWU). Photographs of local demonstrations and flags of international trade unions drape … Continue reading Palestinian workers’ rights in Israel

Strength in numbers

In the wake of international outcries over the grossly disproportionate Operation "Cast Lead" Israeli invasion of Gaza in 2008/2009, the unlawful killing of the 9 Turkish civilians on the Gaza aid flotilla in May 2010, the unending blockade of the Gaza Strip since June 2007, and relentless construction of illegal Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, workers and … Continue reading Strength in numbers

Two more Australian unions join boycott call

In news just to hand, two more Australian unions have recently joined the international call for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel.  The Australian Services Union Victorian Private Sector Branch is the third state branch of the ASU to pass a resolution supporting the BDS call.  The CEPU Communications Division Postal & Telecommunications Victoria Branch has also passed a motion endorsing the … Continue reading Two more Australian unions join boycott call

FSU Qld resolution on Palestine

The Finance Sector Union Queensland Branch has passed a resolution this month adding their voice to the international call for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel to end their illegal occupation of the Palestinian territories.  The FSU also called on the ALP and ACTU to show "genuine support" for a two-state solution to the conflict. View the AUSPalestine … Continue reading FSU Qld resolution on Palestine

Australian call to boycott grows

More Australian unions have issued strong statements condemning the Israeli occupation and blockade of Gaza, and joining the Palestinian call for boycott.  The Victorian Trades Hall Council and RTBU Queensland Branch added their union's strength to the BDS call.  The Maritime Union Queensland Branch issued a strong statement calling to end the illegal blockade of Gaza.  … Continue reading Australian call to boycott grows